Harddisk failure causes system crash, please help
blackdragon at highveldmail.co.za
Thu Nov 8 13:06:47 PST 2007
I have been using this laptop for a few months now with FreeBSD without any
problems with the hard disk however today as I installed editors/vim the
system crashed (without a core dump or any message).
When ever the system boots (and proceeds to do a fsck on ad0e (/usr)) it
also crashes without any message. I have tried the following commands:
# dd if=/dev/ad0 of=/dev/null bs=1M ( System crashes)
# smartctl -C -t short ( Succeeds )
# smartctl -C -t long ( Failes with a message: ad0: FAILED - SMART timed
If I force the mounting of /usr without fsck then the system does boot (but
I am not sure how stable it is). I have updated the kernel to cvs RELENG_7
from a few hours ago (and it compiled without a problem after force mounting
(and using tmpfs as obj directory, did not try any other way)
I have no idea what is wrong (if the disk has corrupted should the kernel
not display error messages?). Can you please help/advise?
Thank you in advance.
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